Years of Experience
Survey participants who have worked at F5 Networks, Inc. for between five and 10 years earn $88K annually on average. For those with one to four years of experience, median paychecks reach about $60K per year. The greater proportion of employees (32 percent) report 10-19 years of experience and bring home median pay of around $120K annually.
Senior Software Engineers are the best paid with the average salary hovering at $144K per year; Software Test Quality Assurance Engineers, Senior Human Resources Generalists, and Test Engineers also rank near the top of the list, pulling in approximately $99K, $93K, and $90K, respectively. Security Analysts make an average $64K, close to the bottom of the company pay scale.
When it comes to location, the highest average paycheck (around $147K annually) can be spotted in San Jose, Calif.; Lowell, Mass. (approximately $95K), Seattle, Wash. (about $90K), and Spokane, Wash. ($71K) are the next top-paying cities. By state, F5 Networks, Inc. employees make the most in California, earning approximately $147K per year on average.
Certifications and Degrees
Project Management Professionals are compensated at a much higher rate than non-authorized workers, bringing in close to $134K annually. Cisco Certified Network Associates with credentials can live quite comfortably; median salaries come in at about $102K per year. F5 Networks, Inc. workers who hold a Bachelor's Degree are also well compensated, earning $153K on average.
The highest-paying skill to have in this role seems to be Project Management; employees claiming this as part of the toolbox earn a median of $150K annually. Folks here also tend to know Linux; on the survey, roughly one in seven of workers named it in their skills portfolios. Other skills in demand are Python, Data Analysis, and C++ Programming Language.
Men make up the majority of employees who took the survey in a male-to-female ratio of more than 3 to 1.
Benefits and Perks
F5 Networks, Inc. sponsors a 401(k) program, and a large number of workers use this option to save for their retirement. Nearly all survey participants receive health insurance, and almost all respondents get dental coverage. The company also dishes out perks such as a casual working environment, a stock purchase plan, free drinks, gym membership, and life insurance.